Ridgeland Mississippi History
Last month, I was lucky enough to reach the Parkway at the beginning of the year, from my home in St. Louis, Missouri, and this weekend in Ridgeland, Mississippi, I embarked on a nine-day Mississippi trip. In 1923, Dr. William E. "Bill" Johnson and his wife Mary cared for the people of the Jackson Mississippi area. They have settled their hospital and medical center, Mississippi State Medical Center, in Ridgeway, Mississippi, just outside the city of Jackson.
Ridgeland is home to about 25,000 people and is located on the Mississippi River, just outside the city of Jackson, Mississippi, about 30 miles east of St. Louis.
Today part of the Jackson metropolitan area, it borders the Ross C. Barnett Reservoir and includes part of the Natchez Trace Parkway. More important to the East is a legal barrier erected by the Mississippi Legislature. On November 13, 1984, the Jackson, Mississippi City Council passed the Ridgeland - Jackson - Madison Land Use Act of 1984 (RIDGELAND Act). To the north, Ridgland is cordoned off from the city of Madison by a strip of land between the Mississippi and Madison County lines.
This area is directly adjacent to the city, while the PAA is west of Ridgeland and north of Jackson. Dinsmor is tucked away in a wooded area on the edge of Natchez Trace Parkway in the north, the longest national park in the United States. Ridgeway is about 1.5 miles east of the Mississippi and about 3 miles south of Madison County.
When traders and trappers moved into troubled Indian nations in the early 19th century, the authorities observed that the places were jumping. The agency was responsible for protecting the Mississippi and its tributaries, as well as managing land and water resources.
Analysis of Jackson's growth figures found that Jackson had redefined his so-called Northwest Area to include what had previously been treated as Northeast Jackson. The massive annexation of 1976 unopposed recognized that, for a time at least, one of its strongest growth paths led south and southwest. Jackson was not abandoned because the city of Jackson would have existed before the annexation, but the Mississippi law was designed to accommodate communities that lay between the two counties and a ban on doing so appeared. The distance from the Mississippi and its tributaries ran in the other direction, from "City of Ridgeland" to "Jackson" and eventually back to its original location in the north - the central part of the state.
There was little interest in resolving Jackson's long-range missile problem and little support for the city of Jackson's annexation of Ridgeland.
McAlister tried and succeeded, concentrating on New Horizons and trying new things, but he didn't focus as much on Ridgeland as he should have.
Belle Kearney, from Madison County, was born in 1863 and attended Canton Ladies' Academy before becoming one of the most influential women of her time in Mississippi. She enrolled at St Andrew's, attracted by its reputation as a girls "school and its proximity to Ridgeland.
McAlister's Gourmet Deli opened in Tupelo, where the University of Mississippi had a branch campus, and proved particularly popular with college students. After years of success in the university town, the chain opened its first restaurant in Oxford, Mississippi, on the campus of Oxford State University, then a major university in Mississippi. Building on the success of the Oxford restaurant, Newcomb and his team opened a second location in 1992 in another college town, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
My favorite discovery of the weekend was Zea's Rotisserie Bar, which has nearly a dozen locations in Mississippi and Louisiana. Prickly Hippie's is also the only craft beer shop in town where you can go out and buy Mississippi beer. Many also sell their creations in a gift shop that is open seven days a week. The guild consists of local brewers, breweries guilds and other local businesses as well as local restaurants.
More than half of Parkway Memorial Cemetery is undeveloped, meaning we are here to serve Jackson for many years to come. Unless the city of Jackson changes, not to mention the unincorporated western Rankin County, Jackson faces a long and difficult road to development.
Much of the flood plains are uncultivable, as evidenced by the large amount of undeveloped land in western Rankin County. The following table shows the number of hectares of land developed in Jackson between 1981 and 1985. This reflects that outside of Jackson, there were approximately 969.2 hectares in those years (1981-1985). The second largest occurred in the South West (27.4%) and the second largest in the South East (27.3%). This is reflected in the fact that about half of the total land developed in Jackson (48.5% of the total area) is in flood plains.
Madison County's population remained roughly the same, but the free population reached 5,260, while the slave population nearly doubled, a figure that lagged only Hinds County.